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Overstock Secures New Partnership For Blockchain Stock Sale

E-commerce giant Overstock’s blockchain stock sale is set to begin later this month. Overstock announced today that Connecticut-based investment bank Source Capital Group, Inc. will serve...

Santander: Bitcoin Threatens Credit Card Issuers

A securities affiliate of Spanish banking group Banco Santander is predicting bitcoin will have a significant impact on the legacy finance ecosystem should it see wider adoption. The...

Brave Offers First Bitcoin Micropayments to Publishers

Browser software startup Brave has some bitcoin it would like to give to The Wall Street Journal. The controversial browser that blocks third-party ads, also gives...

Bank of England: Next-Gen Settlement System Will Be DLT Compatible

A senior official from the Bank of England revealed today that a forthcoming version of its real-time gross settlement (RTGS) system – which settles around...

Bitfinex Issues Hack Repayment Plan Update

Bitfinex has taken new steps to reimburse accountholders who lost funds in an exchange breach earlier this year. In a blog post, the troubled exchange announced...

First Look: Deloitte’s New Wall Street Lab is a Blockchain Playground

Sitting conveniently between the New York Federal Reserve bank’s 500,000 bars of gold and Wall Street you will now find consulting firm Deloitte’s newly launched blockchain laboratory. Measuring approximately...

Consumers’ Research Publishes Blockchain Paper After Bretton Woods

Consumers' Research has published a new white paper months after organizing a meeting of legislators, regulators and blockchain entrepreneurs at Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. Held in...

ECB, Bank of Japan Launch Joint Distributed Ledger Research Effort

The European Central Bank is weighing the use of distributed ledger tech in partnership with Japan’s central bank, one of its senior officials said...

Now Vircurex: Bitcoin Exchanges See Troubled Times

Recently, what was one of the first and largest Bitcoin exchange platforms, Mt. Gox, halted all withdrawals, shut down, and declared bankruptcy. The CEO,...

Former AOL Exec Named Ripple CEO as Chris Larsen Steps Down

There's soon to be a new man in charge of distributed ledger startup Ripple. Six years and almost $100m after CEO Chris Larsen joined the aspiring Swift...
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